Dec 6, 2012 9:00pm EST
lousy job. up against the education blob that his job of the hunt teachers' union comment janitor union, bureaucrats they're resist change that is why -- while i was excited charters schools. schools could experiment the parents would see how much better it could be and kids would benefit from the innovation. it is not happening. sometimes. but the center for education reform says the charter movement has gone wrong. what happened is an example. >> my group have put together an application to start a charter school and we have been repeatedly stonewalled 57 because of your own daughter's experience you've got together with people and said we will start a charter. >> the first application was 100 pages could. denied. >> they said there was not a need we had typographical errors in the application. john: wouldn't mcdonald's like to say that to burger king? >> yes. john: you try again. >> we fixed them and we got more people involved and we needed to show more apparent support. the first application had 70 letters the second was 125 letters. still denied. john: six times. this is typical.
Dec 9, 2012 9:00pm PST
direction of the president took in order to establish america was better than the soviet union. >> a big gamble indeed. it was less than two years before aboll low demonstrated how complex how the smallest over site could be fatal. no one knew that better than the point man in the apollo one investigation. nasa asked him to stay on the latest mission. >> i was called back, will you volunteer to take apollo 8 to the moon? yes, we would be happy to. we found out we would be going to the moon august of 1968. >> sort of last minute several months before we were scheduled to launch. we were being asked to do so ours is not the reason why but to do or die. >> do or die not support the astronauts. that was 1968 ended with a space disaster. it could end america's lunar quest for good. >> it occurred to me that if it wasn't successful it would be america's failure. >> on december 21st, apollo 8 laufrped from kennedy space center. just over 2 and a half weeks later they were the first humans to leave earth's orbit using a state of the art computer which had one 13th the memory of a modern calculat